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Terracotta statuette of a female figure

Period:
Cypro-Classical I
Date:
late 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Terracotta; mold-made
Dimensions:
H. 6 3/16 in. (15.7 cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.1574
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The figurine is mold-made and solid. The back is handmade and pared. The headdress and veil are added.
From Cyprus, said to be from Idalion

Doell, Johannes. 1873. Die Sammlung Cesnola. pp. 24, 971, pl. XV, St. Petersburg: L’Académie Impérial des Sciences.

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1894. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 2. pl. XXXII.272, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 2251, p. 358, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Gloria Merker, and Joan R. Mertens. 2004. The Cesnola Collection: Terracottas. cat. 215, CD-ROM. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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